Updated Mask Policy PLEASE-READ
Spokane Judo community:
As you know, the Department of Health updated the statewide mask policy last week (8/18). It went into effect yesterday (Monday, 8/23).
Here is the link for those wanting to see the Department of Health announcement:
link to DOH Update
The important guideline related to contact sports was an exception to the mask requirement for indoor athletes:
NO MASKS NEEDED FOR “…Athletes who play indoor sports and who are actively engaged in competition or practice (masks are still required on sidelines and in team meetings).”
What does this mean for Spokane Judo?
- Until the policy changes, we all must wear masks before practice starts and when practice ends (this includes laying out/picking up mats). NO MASKS NEEDED ON THE MAT ONCE PRACTICE STARTS.
- Family members and visitors who are not practicing must also wear masks (kids under 5 do not need to wear masks).
We know this is a hassle.
Our goal is to stay open. Let’s all work together to avoid being closed down.
Hopefully this will be over soon.
Thank you for your help in keeping Spokane Judo open!
Spokane Judo Re-Opening Plans
You need to be current with USJF.
You need to bring proof (digital card/receipt) you are current if you renew after April 30th.
Practice opens Monday, May 3rd – Adults only, practice starts at 6:30.
Practice beginning Monday, May 10th – Kids from 6:30-7:30; Adults only, 7:30-9.
Brett met with Chris from Lilac City Fit Body Boot Camp; Allen talked to James Weed (Newborn Jiu Jitsu). Based on these conversations, here is what we need to do:
- Wait in cars or line up outside the building until 6:30.
- Masks are required to enter the Dojo. No mask, no entry.
Regrettably, masks must be worn at all times – even when practicing on the mat.
Sadly yes, we will practice wearing masks. I know.
This is in accordance with WA state guidelines and follows James Weed’s practice. WA state guidelines are linked on our site; relevant sections can be found on page 8.
- Temperatures will be taken upon entry. People with temps over 100 won’t be admitted.
- You will initial an attendance log indicating you have no CoVID symptoms and have not been around sick people. At some point, we’ll have a QR code we can scan.
- You’ll hand sanitize upon entering the dojo.
- If you can come in your gi, great. You can use the locker room, but only to quickly change (no visiting after practice in the locker room).
- After practice we need to wipe down mats with an alcohol solution.
Other matters: Promotions from last spring will be held on Thursday, May 20th.
Email or Call Sensei Brett: 509-995-6434
USJF reopening dojos seminar
Here is a link to a dojo re-opening Interactive Workshop next Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 1500 pacific time.2021 USJF Presidentts Announcement May 1
USJF hosting Zoom meeting on re-opening
On Sunday, April 11, at 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Pacific), USJF will host “USJF Dojo: Re-start of Judo” zoom meeting. USJF will share the USJF strategic plan to help the dojo sensei’s re-start teaching Judo. The focus will be on providing resources and guidance to existing and new dojos in giving their members a positive experience during this re-start of Judo.
Topics to include
Spectrum: Recreational – Competitive, Preparing to Re-open, Working with Parents,
and Curriculum: Where do I start?
April 11, at 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Pacific) , “USJF Dojo: Re-start of Judo”
Meeting ID: 821 3257 2343
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We are not charging dues at this point. Just ignore the invoices that were sent.
If you had a card on file and were charged, I will sort it out this evening.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Update I have cancelled all invoices for Spokane Judo. Please let me know if you keep receiving bills from us. Also, anyone who had their card on file with us and was mistakenly billed, should all now be refunded.
64th Annual Obukan Judo Shiai & Kata/ Onchi Sensei Memorial Tournament (Postponed)
Due to the ongoing virus situation, this tournament has been postponed. If/when this changes, I will post updated info.
We are canceling practice on Sat. 1/11/2020. The weather is just too bad. See everyone Monday night.
Practice over Labor Day
Just a reminder, we will have practice this weekend.
Saturday from 9:00-11:00 and Monday from 6:00-8:00 for adults only.
We will have kids practice again on Thursday when we are back to our regular schedule.
Have a nice long weekend
Monday Night Fights a Success
Thank you to Pacific, Lakeland, and Joseki dojos for helping to make our first Monday Night Fight a success. As this is a work in progress, we are making a couple of changes. In July we are moving the date from July 1st to July 8th. This was done due to a scheduling conflict with the Junior Olympics. Also, we are opening the refereeing up to anyone, Green Belt and above. If you are interested in refereeing, and want to try your hand at it. Here is your chance.